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dc.contributor.authorPrat, Arnau
dc.contributor.authorBlanch Boris, Sebastián
dc.contributor.authorAguasca Solé, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorRomeu Robert, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorBroquetas Ibars, Antoni
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions
dc.identifier.citationPrat, A., Blanch, S., Aguasca, A., Romeu, J., Broquetas, A. Collimated beam FMCW radar for vital sign patient monitoring. "IEEE transactions on antennas and propagation", 18 Desembre 2018, vol. 67, núm. 8, p. 5073-5080.
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dc.description.abstractPatient monitoring of vital signals such as breathing rhythm and heart beat rate can be done remotely by the use of a radar system. This approach is advantageous since it does not require any contact with the patient. Obviously contactless monitoring results in a more comfortable situation for the patient, and in occasions it is almost mandatory as in the case of heavy burnt or newborn patients. Moreover, additional information such movement patterns are also available. A 120 GHz FMCW radar is described with special focus on the design, construction and testing of a specific reflector antenna for the system. The system is based on a commercial radar chipset that includes its own antennas. The challenge has been to design the optimum reflector and to build it and test it in a cost effective way. The reflector has been 3D printed and a near-field testing technique has been implemented to assess its performance. The results show that the system is able to measure the vital signs at distances beyond one meter.
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dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Antenes i agrupacions d'antenes
dc.subject.lcshAntennas (Electronics)
dc.subject.otherBiomedical telemetry
dc.subject.otherFM radar
dc.subject.otherMillimeter wave radar
dc.subject.otherReflector antennas
dc.titleCollimated beam FMCW radar for vital sign patient monitoring
dc.subject.lemacAntenes (Electrònica)
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ANTENNALAB - Grup d'Antenes i Sistemes Radio
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. RSLAB - Grup de Recerca en Teledetecció
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dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorPrat, A.; Blanch, S.; Aguasca, A.; Romeu, J.; Broquetas, A.
local.citation.publicationNameIEEE transactions on antennas and propagation

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